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RadCon Schedule

I’m Author Guest of Honor at RadCon this weekend, joining other GoHs like Kevin J. Anderson, Monte Cook, Peter Wacks, Douglas Herring, Jen Page, Bob Brown, Dragon Dronet, and John Dalmas. This will be my first time back in Washington State in more than twenty years, and I’m very much looking forward to it!


  • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. — Tropes Trap, Room 2207. Women in refrigerators, Asian students, black haired villains, and other offensive tropes. Are they lazy storytelling? What are the common tropes and how to get beyond writing with them.
  • 7 – 8 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies, Bronze Room.


  • 10 – 11 a.m. — From Dice and Pens to the Printed Page, Room 2205. Many people want to share their gaming experience with the world. When you’re playing a character you put a lot of work into and the storyteller has been sending you on compelling quests it’s easy to find inspiration. But is it a good idea to use this as a basis for your next story or novel? Why or why not?
  • 1 – 3 p.m. — Autograph Session, Bronze Room.
  • 3 – 4 p.m. — Writer Guest of Honor Session: Jim C. Hines, Bronze Room. Jim C. Hines shares his insights and stories.

I’ll be there all day Friday and Saturday, but my flight leaves Sunday morning, so I won’t be around for Sunday programming, alas. But I’m very much looking forward to seeing some friends and meeting some new folks.

And now, I have two Very Important Questions.

  1. Who else is going to be there?
  2. What sort of things should I read or talk about during my GoH session on Saturday afternoon?

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 10th, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Why is a villain having black hair an offensive trope? Making all of your villains people of color, yeah, that would be offensive. But just hair? Is there something I'm missing?
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
To be honest, I'm not sure. I'm moderating that one, so maybe I'll just sit back and make the other panelists explain it :-)
Feb. 10th, 2015 03:58 pm (UTC)
It was only at Potlatch this weekend that I learned that you were GOH for RadCon. I'm SO sorry that I won't be there! You'll have a fine time, I'm sure. It's a fun little con. Will you be attending Sasquan, perchance?
Feb. 10th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
Well, crud. I'm sorry I'll miss you!

Not sure on Sasquan yet. It would be a lot of fun, but I'm still sorting out finances and logistics to see if it's doable.
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